Welcome to our weekly newsletter. On Fridays, we share things we've published, popular links from our daily newsletter, and a curation of stuff to do over the weekend.

Farmers market spotlight

For this week, we'd like to put the spotlight on the "Sustainably Small" pop-up event at the Kingfield Farmers Market this Sunday from 8:30 a.m. - noon. There will be early morning yoga, a cooking demo from Young Man, and live music. See you there!

Do you have a favorite farmers market business? Tell us who they are and we can highlight them here! Email us at info@southwestvoices.news or text us at 612-204-2887

Here's a roundup of what we published this week

Our School Board voter guide is out. It includes information about who you are voting for in the primary and general election. We will be updating the guide when we received answers from a few more candidates. We also have a Hennepin County Sheriff and Hennepin County Attorney voter guides.

This week we received two reader endorsements for county attorney--one for Martha Holton Dimick and one for Mary Moriarty. We will not be endorsing candidates but if you would like to endorse a candidate, send us a note to info@southwestvoices.news for more information.

We caught up with the mural-ed walls after the LynLake Street Art Series to see how they looked. You can see before/after pictures of three walls here. P.s. Moxy Uptown is having an Instagram photo contest utilizing its new mural by Jessica Turtle.

Did you know the Bde Maka Ska pop-up skate park is built from repurposes materials from our parks? Cowabunga, dude. Check out the story.

We snuck in a community review of hemp-derived THC products this week. As people get more familiar with these products, we wanted to let you know what they are and how they are made. Chemistry folks may enjoy this one.

It's construction season and Michels is a construction company that the city contracts with--you probably have noticed their trucks around the neighborhood. Turns out, that company is owned by a right-wing Republican running for governor in Wisconsin that will appear on-stage with Donald Trump tonight.

Links that our daily subscribers clicked on a lot this week

In our daily newsletters, we link to other sources' news and information. Here's what people gravitated towards this week.

A portion of Bde Maka Ska Parkway is closed to southbound vehicle traffic for the next six weeks to assist with the new pavilion construction.

Readers caught up on all the new Minnesota laws that went into effect August 1.

That early Wednesday morning storm was no joke. Here's coverage from MPR News and a Redditor. Many people lost power in our area. We ran into giant elm tree in the street, just south of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Park.

Check out this tunnel being dug under Downtown Minneapolis. We assume the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are down there munching on some Pizza Luce.


Our events calendar is filled with unique events happening around town. You can submit events to be added to our calendar here. If you subscribe to the calendar, the events go straight to your personal calendar. Or you can add just the events you like.  🤯

It's a fabulous weekend to visit three new Southwest Minneapolis restaurants. Art + Rec opens its doors today at 11 a.m. The Malt Shop and Centro opened their doors yesterday.

The Uptown Art Fair is happening all weekend, starting today at noon. Check out a ton of art vendors along Hennepin Ave. S and The Mall.

"Changing the Narrative: Climate Stories for Justice," an "evocative experience of the senses," starts its Fringe Festival run tonight at Bryant Lake Bowl Theater.

The American Swedish Institute is holding a Nordic cocktail class over Zoom at 6:30 p.m.

The Lake Harriet Bandshell is throwing quite a party tonight. Starting at 7:30, DJ Shannon Blowtorch is spinning records, Annie Mack will perform, and the film "Respect" will be screened once the sun sets.

The Armatage neighborhood is having its Summer Jam including lawn games, face painting, and six food trucks.  

Pimento is celebrating Jamaican Independence Day with a kid-friendly party. The adult party goes till 3 a.m. on Sunday morning.

Wild Mind Ales brewery is throwing an anniversary block party called Wild Ride. There will be food trucks, DJs, and of course, beer.

NightChurch is having an anniversary show at the Uptown VFW. NightChurch DJs spin hip-hop, house, future-bass, and "new new [music].

The Kingfield Farmers Market is hosting a "Sustainably Small" pop-up eventfeaturing yoga, a cooking demo, and live music.

Charanga Tropical, one of just a few charanga groups in the U.S, is playing at Icehouse at 5 p.m.  

Ecuador Manta will perform Andes South American music at 5:30 p.m. at the Lake Harriet Bandshell.